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Why "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" on Windows 7 OS?


If you you have got new laptop recently and installed Widows 7 Operating Sytem on it. Or you have upgraded to your compuet from Vista to Widows 7. Most of you could have found "Program Files" and "Program Files(x86)" in C Drive. You can see that similar programs splitted in both the folders equally.

You might have confused about with this and thinking whether to delete one of them or not. Since it occupied extra unnecessary space on C drive.

Nothing to worry about this this 2 folders "Program Files" and "Program Files(x86)" represents 64-bit and 32-bit respectively.You can delete one of them depends on your work. If you are runnning huge applications or 64-bit softwares installed on your PC, you can delete the "Program Files(x86)". It's all your wish to which one want to have. For more information you check MicroSoft's official Site

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